graduate funding

Funding – Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Due: March 1, 2017

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  • This fellowship is offered by Michigan State University and the deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017. The award period is July 1st through June 2018. The fellowship provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding library and computing facilities, connections with American Indian and Indigenous studies faculty, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.

 

The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for this fellowship is Dr. Dylan AT Miner, adminer@msu.edu.

Funding – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: 3 new fellowships. Due: March 1, 2017.

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The American Philosophical Society Library is pleased to announce three new fellowships under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that may be of interest to members of this community.

 

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 and all materials must be submitted online. Full details can be found in the links bellow:

 

Long-Term Predoctoral Fellowship Due: March 1st, 2017

  • 12-month fellowship intended for an advanced PhD student. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship Due March 1st, 2017

 

  • 12-month fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.

 

Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships Due March 1st, 2017

  • Short-term fellowships aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of Indigenous people of North America. Open to individuals working on Native American and Indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.

 

The deadline for all three of these fellowships is March 1st, 2017 and the person of contact for these fellowships is Abby Shelton, ashelton@amphilsoc.org.

Funding – Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

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The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.

 

Applicant Deadline: check with your graduate program

Graduate Program Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2017 (4 PM)

Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition

For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

Upcoming External Award Competitions at UBC

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Note that these awards are externally administered and questions should be directed to funding agencies directly.

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.

Deadline: Tuesday, 10 May 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/elizabeth-henry-scholarship-communities-environmental-health

Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards

The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.

Deadline: Sunday, 15 May 2016; ORS signature deadline is 12 May 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/robert-bertram-doctoral-research-awards

SRK Graduate Scholarship

SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.

Deadline: Friday, 27 May 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/srk-graduate-scholarship

The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education

The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.

Deadline: Tuesday, 31 May 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/pat-clifford-award-early-career-research-education

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award helps faculty members and students at Canadian universities build an international research network and undertake research abroad. The Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, mainland China, India, or Mexico. The award is open to all disciplines.

Deadline: Friday, 10 June 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mitacs-globalink-research-award

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.

Deadline: Wednesday, 15 June 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/vancouver-korean-canadian-scholarship-foundation-scholarship

John W. Davies Memorial Award

Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.

Deadline: 29 June 2016 11:00 PM PST
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/john-w-davies-memorial-award

Norm Bromberger Research Bursary

The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.

Deadline: Thursday, 30 June 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/norm-bromberger-research-bursary

The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award

The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.

Deadline: 30 June 2016 10:59 PM PST
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/kathryn-huget-leadership-award

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant’s thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.

Deadline: Monday, 01 August 2016
More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/science-scilifelab-prize-young-scientists

The above awards and more are linked from https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/award-opportunities

New Relationship Trust 2016-2017 Scholarships & Bursaries

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New Relationship Trust Announces 2016-2017 Scholarships & Bursaries! 

Vancouver, BC 
– The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) in partnership with the New Relationship Trust (NRT) is pleased to announce that Scholarships and Bursaries for 2016-2017 are now available to First Nations students in British Columbia (BC)!  
 
NRT, the founding partner of the NRT Foundation, has committed $600,000 this year to provide Scholarships of $20,000 for Doctorates, $10,000 for Masters, $5,000 for Bachelors and $2,000 for Certificates, Diplomas, Associates Degrees and Trades Bursaries for BC First Nations students.  An additional $494,500 has already been secured from our funding partners that include Aboriginal Energy Solutions Inc., BC Hydro, Canfor, Chief Joe Mathias Foundation, Drillwell Enterprises, First Nations Health Authority, Peace Hills Trust, and Scotiabank.


 
Scholarships
Open Date
Close Date
Amount
Undergraduate
April 19
June 9th
$5,000
Master
April 19
June 9th
$10,000
Doctorate
April 19
June 9th
$20,000


Bursaries
Open Date
Close Date
Amount
Certificates,
Diplomas, Associates Degrees,
Trades
1st call : April 19
2nd call : August 11
1st call : June 16
2nd call : Sept 15
$2,000


In 2006, the BC Government worked with First Nations leadership to create NRT, and gave $100 million to NRT to support capacity building initiatives, which include First Nations Scholarships and Bursaries.  Since 2010, 1,469 Scholarship and Bursary awards totalling over $6.8 million have been given to students from First Nations in BC.
 
The NRT Foundation was created to ensure First Nations education awards continue in perpetuity. “The goal of the NRT Foundation is to create a $30 million endowment that will allow us to be self-sustaining so that students have funding options to turn to for generations.  We always hear that post-secondary education of Indigenous people is vital – we have taken on the challenge and we are fully committed to supporting our families and to strengthening our communities,” explains Judith Sayers, Chair of the NRT Foundation.
 
Eliminating financial barriers to post-secondary education will enable more First Nations students to embark on successful academic journeys,” said NRT CEO, Cliff Fregin. “Improving education outcomes for First Nations students will not only help them achieve their life goals and present them with greater employment opportunities, these students are also helping to strengthen First Nations communities and British Columbia as well.
 
REMINDER – on Thursday, July 28, 2016, the 6th Annual NRT Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the UBC Golf Course in Vancouver. To sign up, go to NRT Golf website – we hope to see you there!!
 
For more information, please contact:

Matt Cook-Contos, Senior Project Officer
Email: mcookcontois@nrtf.ca

 

Funding – Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship, UBC

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Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.

Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition

Deadline: G+PS deadline 12 February, 2016, applicants are to check with their graduate program for its internal deadline

Eligibility Summary

?         All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada.

?         Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.

Nomination Procedures / Materials

?         completed Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Application Form

?         copy of applicant’s Canadian Common CV (use the CGS Master’s form, save as a pdf)

?         copies of all university-level transcripts to 31 Dec 2015 (print-out of Academic History from SISC is acceptable for UBC transcript).

For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

UBC Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

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Hello,

This is a reminder that the deadline is approaching for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships competition:

Call for Nominations:  Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

For graduate programs:

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students via the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships (AGF) program.  The AGF program is intended to complement, rather than provide a substitute for, graduate funding programs such as the Four Year Fellowship (4YF) and Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) programs.  It is expected that graduate programs will consider recommending their aboriginal students for funding from the AGF competition in addition to, rather than in place of, considering them for funding from the 4YF, GSI and other graduate funding programs. On the AGF Nomination Form, graduate program will be asked if their doctoral nominees are also being recommended for funding from the 4YF program.  If so, and the nominee is subsequently ranked high enough to be offered AGF funding, the student will receive the 4YF and an AGF top up of $2,000 per year for the duration of their 4YF.

Please set an internal deadline for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition, and forward the following announcement to your students:

For students:

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $16,000 – $18,000 stipend plus tuition each year for up to two years (Master’s) or four years (doctoral)

Deadline: G+PS deadline 7 February, 2014, check with your graduate program for their internal deadline

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. The competition is open to both incoming and continuing aboriginal graduate students.

For more information about this competition and links to application and reference forms, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).